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The radio or optical transmission path downward from a communications satellite to the earth or an aircraft, or from an aircraft to the earth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
downlink(1) The transmission from a satellite down to an earth station. Contrast with uplink.
(2) The transmission from a cell tower to a cellphone or other mobile device. Contrast with uplink.
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